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Justices Overturn Decades-Old Death Sentence

The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday ordered a new trial for a convicted killer who has spent more than four decades on Death Row for a racially charged murder during civil unrest in the Jacksonville area. The unanimous decision — a rarity in death penalty cases in which convictions are …

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Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease Outbreak at Florida State

Officials at Florida State University are hoping a campus-wide hand-washing campaign will help stop an outbreak of hand, foot and mouth disease. According to school health officials, they’re seeing “significant decreases” in the outbreak. They say a dozen students were treated at on-campus health locations and another seven sought medical …

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Racism Allegations Against Judge Enter Death Row Case

A lawyer for Death Row inmate Terrance Phillips wants the Florida Supreme Court to order an investigation into allegations of racism involving the circuit judge who sentenced the Jacksonville man to death — including accusations that the judge once said blacks should “go back to Africa.” Judge Mark Hulsey, elected …

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Zika Tourism Effects Could Take Time To Play Out

With Florida battling a Zika virus outbreak in Miami, the full impacts of federal and international travel advisories on the state's tourism industry won't be known for months. The state's tourism-marketing arm Visit Florida, following Gov. Rick Scott and other officials, has maintained a message that Florida is safe and open for business.

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Florida Gov Offers Free Zika Test Kits For Pregnant Women

Florida Gov. Rick Scott says pregnant women statewide can get a free Zika test to determine whether they’ve been infected with the mosquito-borne virus. Scott directed state health officials Wednesday to make the tests available at county health departments and also said the state would provide additional lab services to …

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